The World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests that evidence-based, cost effective packages of interventions can improve the processes and outcomes of health care when appropriately implemented. This is especially important in developing countries and under-resourced settings where maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality remain major public health concerns.
A document developed by WHO, in collaboration with other partners, on Packages of Interventions for Family Planning, Safe Abortion care, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, describes the key effective interventions for pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, newborn care and care of the child. The packages are defined for community and/or facility levels in developing countries and provide guidance on the essential components needed to assure adequacy and quality of care. The document further outlines the principles that guide the delivery of packages.
The packages can be adopted to the Kenyan context to establish norms, develop guidelines, as well as support the design of competency-based training curricula for skilled attendants and other health care providers in charge of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care.
Download the full document for more details- WHO_FCH_10.06_eng2010-08-16